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Signed Print Edition of 45
H 75cm x W 54cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|June 2018||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Splice - Signed Print|
|May 2017||McTear's - United Kingdom||Splice - Signed Print|
|October 2015||Phillips New York - United States||Splice - Signed Print|
|April 2007||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Splice - Signed Print|
Splice (1975), by British Op-Artist Bridget Riley, was released in a signed edition of 45 screen prints. Lines of red bordered by blue or green comprise a mesh of diamonds, which harbours the illusion of constant movement and a steady shift in hue across the print.
Splice is composed of alternating vertical zig zag lines that form quadrangles. Each zig zag line is composed of two colours: red and either green or blue. As the eye moves down the page, there are a decreasing number of green sides on alternating rows of zig zags, and an increasing number of blue sides. The red side of the line either composes the outer or inner edge of the quadrangle, depending on one’s perception of the composition. It is this optical trickery and ambiguity which Riley revelled in and experimented with consistently throughout her career.
Embracing the relativity of how one perceives colour, Riley revelled in exploring the visual and emotional effects of certain colour combinations. By integrating optical, scientific effects into the language of painting, Riley skilfully merges mathematical precision with artistic freedom and expression. Through repeating simple geometric shapes, Riley dazzles the viewer with an arresting spectacle. Ultimately, Splice stimulates the viewer’s eyes into sharper attention, both to art and to reality.